Randall and Holden give ladies the fire

GOAL ACE: Philippa Holden, right

GOAL ACE: Philippa Holden, right

First published in Sport


BIANCA Randall and Philippa Holden were both on target as Weymouth overcame Frome Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

The Terras went into this South West League Premier Division encounter full of confidence following the previous week’s 3-1 success at Cheltenham Town, and for the first time this season they were also at full strength.

Striker Amy Wild and midfielder Karen Perkins came into the starting line-up and Weymouth started brightly.

Wild went close on two occasions with shots from just outside the penalty box as the home side looked to stamp their authority on proceedings.

Frome were stubborn opponents though, and were proving hard to break down as Weymouth found it difficult to play their normal passing game.

Finally the breakthrough came on the half-hour mark when Randall made a surging run down the right and sent over a cross-cum-shot which sailed over the keeper and into the net.

Randall had also scored at Cheltenham and she was the Terras’ most impressive player in the first period.

In order to get their passing game going, Weymouth made three changes at half-time with Emma Acott, Rogers and Holden all entering the fray.

The changes had the desired effect almost immediately as the home side soon began to dominate possession.

Acott, Rogers, Randall, skipper Rosie Sharpe and Jess Turk were linking together superbly in midfield and chances arrived at regular intervals.

It was only a matter of time before Weymouth doubled the lead and it came via an early goal of the season contender.

A flowing passing move saw a great cross go to the far post and there was Holden, who rose majestically to head the ball home.

The second-half performance was the best football Weymouth had played this season and they fully deserved the victory which sets them up nicely for the tough trip to Larkhall on Sunday.

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